Louie the Saint
In October of 2016, the Saints debuted a brand new logo, and with it, a new mascot to fans at their annual Basketball Preview Night. The new logo features a crusader on the top of a 'Seward County Saints' shield with the schools established date below. It replaces the old interlocking 'SC' that the athletics department had used for other 30 years.
The concept for the new logo came as a result of a worldwide contest of designers which eventually led to a designer in the Philippines who inked the chosen design. The crusader depicted at the top of the logo has been dubbed 'Louie' by Saints staff, coming from the only crusader to ever be named a saint, King Louis IX. Louis IX spearheaded a number of admirable acts in the 13th century including founding a hospital for the poor and helping fund the University of Paris which remains one of the premiere institutions of higher learning worldwide. He led two Crusades in an effort to reclaim the Holy City of Jerusalem and ultimately died at age 56, leaving his ideas of government with his son Phlip, saying in essence "Love God, do justice, and serve the poor."
The Saints Booster Club is currently working on bringing Louie to life with a target date of January 21st to have him live and in person in the Greenhouse for the Saints and Lady Saints game against Butler.